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How do I get it to go into bios when pressing f2 doesn't work?


Per the internet site, it depends upon the model of laptop. Here are some examples:

Laptops - Access Bios Settings Key

Issue


The most common Access Bios key is the "DEL" button or "F2". This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press.


Solution


Here is a list of laptop models and brands with the keyboard commands / key for accessing the BIOS Setup:



Acer: F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC

ARI: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

AST: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

Compaq 8700: F10

CompUSA: DEL

Cybermax: ESC



Dell Laptops:

Dell 400: F3, F1

Dell 4400: F12

Dell Dimension: F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron: F2

Dell Latitude: Fn+F1 (while booted)

Dell Latitude: F2 (on boot)

Dell Optiplex: DEL

Dell Optiplex: F2

Dell Precision: F2



eMachine: F2

Gateway 2000 1440: F1

Gateway 2000 Solo: F2

HP (Hewlett-Packard): F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM: F1

E-pro Laptop: F2

IBM PS/2: CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.



Micron: F1, F2, or DEL

Packard Bell: F1, F2, Del

Seanix: DEL

Sony VAIO: F2

Sony VAIO: F3

Tiger: DEL



Toshiba 335 CDS: ESC

Toshiba Protege: ESC

Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS: F1

Toshiba Tecra: ESC then F1 or F2



Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]:


  • Turn on the computer by holding down the power button while pressing the ESC key



    • The machine will beep, then display:




    • Check System, then press [F1] key.





  • Release the ESC key


  • Press the F1 key


Laptops Access Bios Settings Key

Apr 03, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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I m unable to open my bios setup utility, I hav IBM A51 8122 KQP desktop.


To start the Setup Utility program, do the following:

1. If your computer is already on when you start this procedure, shut down the operating system and turn off the computer.

2. Press and hold the F1 key then turn on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps, release the F1 key.

Notes:

a. If you have a USB keyboard installed on your computer and the Setup Utility does not display using this method, turn on the computer, then immediately press and release the F1 key repeatedly until the Setup Utility displays.

b. If a user password or an administrator password has been set, the Setup Utility program menu is not displayed until you type your password.

I hope this helps.

Mike

Jun 01, 2011 | IBM ThinkCentre A51 PC Desktop

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Hello, I have very old IBM ThinkPad laptop that I never use anymore. Now I remembered that I have some files on it I have to get (also websites that I had put on favorites). When I try to turn on the computer this text comes up: Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v7. 7.5 Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation All rights reserved. Broadcom Base Code PXE-2.1. v1.0.1 Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Broatcom PXE ROM Operating System not found Is there something I can do? I really need those files :/ I would be so grateful if you could help me solve this problem. Thank you, Soley


Hi.

I think the boot order on the laptop has been changed and the laptop is trying to boot from the LAN (NIC/Ethernet) port.

To change the boot order you need to access the BIOS. On older IBM laptops (and this is dependant on the model) the BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on, or, with the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appear. The key is either F1 or F2.

On other models there is a blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

once in the BIOS look for the boot order of the computer and change the boot order to the HDD (hard disk drive). There will be instructions on the screen on how to change the boot order. Save the changes and restart the laptop. Hopefully it will now boot into the hard drive and load the operating system.

Hope this helps!!!




Regards.

May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how to entry bios lenovo pc.


Hello,

Press F1 immediately after powering on the computer.

Older IBM computers (including some laptops) may utilize the F2 key for BIOS entry.

Alternately, if these don't work, Delete is a very common key to enter BIOS for many computers.

Regards,
katharsys_i

Mar 03, 2011 | Lenovo ThinkCenter A51p (842715U) PC...

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